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Here's what you missed on the 'Barely Famous' season finale

Season 2 | Episode 6 | “Breaking Blonde”| Aired Jul 27, 2016

If you missed the season 2 finale of Barely Famous, it’s clear you’re not living your life right. If you’re interested in amending your ways, you can probably catch up on VH1.com, or you can read on for the highlights.

The season finale could be considered The Hangover episode (although every episode of this show could conceivably be called that), as it tries to piece together a full day of shenanigans that resulted in the girls being questioned by the police. In a VERY meta narrative, this episode is a story-within-a-story, with the outside story happening in a Beverly Hills Police Department interrogation room.

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'Barely Famous' stars are awful AF, but you should love them anyway

Barely Famous is so funny. I know I say it every time I write about it, but it’s totally doing what a 30-minute comedy is supposed to do. Except deliver likable female lead characters. But who even cares about being liked these days? (Hint: Not Sara OR Erin).

Erin and Sara insist they don’t give a crap about being liked, and that their characters on the show represent a push to take ourselves less seriously. Satirizing these two APPALLING characters, makes it easier to lean into some of own unpleasant tendencies. Because, let’s face it, we’re all the worst sometimes, but it’s okay. We’re not as bad as they are.

And in this spirit, here’s a collection of the worst of the Foster sisters’ human nature from season 2 thus far.  These girls are awful AF, but we love them anyway.

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'Barely Famous' is eggplant, raincoat, question mark

Season 2 | Episode 3 | “No Scrubs” | Aired Jul 6, 2016

Every single thing I need to know about lifestyle brands, pregnancy scares, and low self-esteem I learned from this week’s Barely Famous. And before you start to think you’re above it all, let me just stop you right there. If Cindy Crawford can personally approve a note handwritten by her assistant in a book she sent to Sara, and then not really remember it, then everyone can stand to take some life lessons.

For starters, Erin is probably one of the most self-aware celebrities on television. Her new romance with Zach Braff is teaching her, in real time, what low self-esteem she has. It’s also teaching her that she will self-sabotage any sort of relationship that even resembles a functioning dynamic. What else can a girl do when her boyfriend is showering her with gifts and attention, and complimenting her horizontal stripes? She obviously has to sleep with the dismissive, slimy valet in the trucker hat who offers her a backhanded compliment. Right? Duh.

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Get on board with 'Barely Famous,' folks. Seriously.

This week marks the season 2 premiere of the very funny VH1 show Barely Famous, but you probably didn’t watch season 1, you jerks. But maybe it’s just because you don’t know awesome when you see it.  No really: I can’t understand a world in which every single person isn’t watching Barely Famous. But for those of you willing to get your life right and start watching on Wednesday, here’s what was freaking amazing about season 1.Read More

If you're not excited for 'Barely Famous' S2, you're dead to me

When I say I’m excited about a second season of Barely Famous, you can count on that being the biggest understatement of my career. I am hype!!!

Season 2 doesn’t premiere until June 29th, but because the sweethearts at VH1 get our need for any and all things Foster, they’ve dropped an extended (!!!) preview of the upcoming season.

Barely Famous is Erin and Sara Foster completely sacrificing themselves at the altar of celebrity, in order to make fun of our insane obsession with all things rich and famous. It’s smart and funny, and you’ll love it. I promise.

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What to watch: The best of summer TV

Now that warmer weather is upon us, and so many of our favorite shows are breaking for the summer, it’s time for us to start deciding what we’re gonna watch. It’s not like it used to be, when summer was a TV wasteland. These days, summer programming is prime, quality TV.

Summer is the best time to get into a new show, (or revisit an old one) because the heat makes showrunners and writers take more risks (and get a little more risqué, in some cases).

Here’s what I’m most excited about this summer:

Barely Famous
If you have ever watched and enjoyed a reality show, then Barely Famous will tickle you in exactly the right spot. Starring sorta-famous sisters Erin and Sara Foster, this very-funny spoof on the pervasive reality culture is as smart as it is hilarious.

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6 best moments from season 1 of 'Barely Famous'

VH1 has renewed my favorite docu-series, Barely Famous, for another season. Let’s pause here for applause, hoots, and celebratory dancing!

To celebrate this super, incredible, fantastic news, let’s take a look back at the too-short first season of the world’s best fake reality show. Hilarity is organized by sister, by episode. Enjoy the memories.Read More

'Barely Famous' fan react: That sh** is bananas

Season 1 | Episode 6 | “Bananas Foster” | Aired Apr 22, 2015

I want to be clever and pithy and react to the season finale of Barely Famous in the genius way it deserves, but truthfully, I’m too bummed for sarcasm. Six episodes is just simply not enough—especially when so much of the show’s brilliance has been misunderstood or undervalued by folks who just don’t get it.

I haven’t heard much about whether or not Barely Famous is getting a second season (*crosses fingers, whispers prayer*), but when publications like Vanity Fair and Vogue are telling us we should be watching, it’s safe to assume these sisters might have stumbled upon something pretty special.

While some haters are wasting their time missing the point about what this show is satirizing, or what kind of humor it supports, I’m over here just appreciating the colossal success that are the sisters Foster. Erin perfects the put-upon eye roll, while Sara makes the vapid deadpan her signature expression. Their on-screen interaction is just begging me to compare them to Lucy and Ethel, although I’ll let them decide who is who.Read More

'Barely Famous' fan react: Hashtaggin' ain't easy

Season 1 | Episode 5 | “The Foster Sisters’ Sisters” | Aired April 15, 2015

What happened on Barely Famous this week happens to the best of us. Haven’t we all been trying to tweet to our fans and accidentally disrespected a busload of dead kids? Or showed up to an ex’s comedy set only to hear that you were the butt of all his jokes and he wants to bone your sister?

The Foster-sister struggle is real, and I’m here to have their backs. People should really just lighten up. Here’s a breakdown, but let’s try not to judge, shall we?

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The top 5 'Barely Famous' 'Yeah ... that just happened' moments

Season 1 | Episode 4 | “Be More Likable” | Aired Apr 8, 2015

I can’t say it enough: the writing on Barely Famous is exactly right. It’s smart, biting, and packed tightly enough that I’m laughing at different things every time I watch it. In case you haven’t guessed, I am a giant nerd for this show, and I don’t care who knows it. You should be, too. It’s that good. This week was filled with “Yeah … that just happened” moments, and I compiled my top five—but in truth, the whole show should qualify.

VH1 reveals that America thinks the Foster sisters suck.
When Erin and Sara go to VH1 to hear feedback from audience polls, the news they get isn’t great. In fact, it’s pretty horrible. The network folks tell Erin she is “incredibly shallow.” Which isn’t too surprising to her. When she finds out that 10,000 people said that, it stings a little more. To be fair, a few people actually said “superficial,” and the execs just lumped them together, so there’s that.

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TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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